Distinguished Service Contributions Award
This award is given for sustained, significant, and outstanding service to SIOP.
Service contributions can be made in a variety of ways which include but are not limited to serving as (a) an elected officer of the Society, (b) the chair of a standing or ad hoc committee of the Society, (c) a member of a standing or ad hoc committee of the Society, and (d) a formal representative of the Society to other organizations. The recipient is given a plaque and cash prize of $1,500.
Nomination Guidelines and Criteria
- Nominations may be submitted by any member of SIOP. Self-nominations are welcome.
- Only members of SIOP may be nominated for the award.
- A current vita of the nominee should accompany the letter of nomination. In addition, the nominator should include materials that illustrate the contributions of the nominee. Supporting letters may be included as part of the nomination packet. The number of supporting letters (not counting the nominating letter) for any given nomination should be between a minimum of three and a maximum of five.
- Nominees who are nonrecipients will be reconsidered annually for 2 years after their initial nomination.
- Letters of nomination, vita, and all supporting letters (including at least three and no more than five) or materials must be submitted online.
- The Distinguished Professional Contributions, Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Distinguished Service Contributions, and Distinguished Teaching Contributions Awards are intended to recognize a lifetime of achievement in each of their respective areas.
- The SIOP Awards Committee will review the letters of nomination and all supporting materials of all nominees and make a recommendation concerning one or more nominees to the SIOP Executive Board. Two or more nominees may be selected if their contributions are similarly distinguished.
- The Executive Board may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the Awards Committee but may not substitute a nominee of its own.
- In the absence of a nominee who is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Committee and the Executive Board, the award may be withheld.
Criteria for the Award
The letter of nomination should address the nature and quality of the nominee’s service contributions. A detailed history of the individual’s service-oriented contributions should be provided. It should specify:
- The offices held by the nominee.
- The duration of his or her service in each such office.
- The significant achievements of the nominee while an incumbent in each office.
- This award is intended to recognize a lifetime of service.